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Note to Sturl Hryn 19II

[3] valskar ‘southern’: Valland designated France, Normandy and Italy (ÍO). It is used here in the general meaning ‘southerners, the people of France and Spain’. See also Note to Mark Eirdr 24/2. The reading in G, vaskar ‘bold’, makes sense also, but it is not supported by the other ms. witnesses.


  1. Bibliography
  2. ÍO = Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon. 1989. Íslensk orðsifjabók. Reykjavík: Orðabók Háskólans.
  3. Internal references
  4. Jayne Carroll (ed.) 2009, ‘Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa 24’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 453-4.


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